News and Announcements

17th February 2019


Below, we print (with acknowledgment to “onepeterfive”) a recently published article by Dr Peter Kwasniewski, who will be speaking at our Liturgical Conference on 30th and 31st March. Details of the Conference, and how to register, may be found in the notices section of the Bulletin.

The “Happy Catholics Don’t Make the Pope More than He Is "

Recognition of second miracle by Bl. John Henry Newman: let us give thanks to Almighty God that the Holy See has announced its recognition of a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Bl. John Henry Newman, paving the way for Newman’s canonisation in the near future. The great Cardinal Mindszenty has also been declared venerable:

Liturgical Conference at St Aloysius’ – 30th & 31st March, 2019: with US theologian and composer, Dr Peter Kwasniewski. Full details are provided in the poster and flyers in the vestibule, and online: We hope that parishioners will participate in this significant event. Please note that registration is essential. The cost has been kept as low as possible to encourage attendance.

The penitential season of Lent commences on Ash Wednesday (6th March): Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of Fasting, and Abstinence from meat. One full meal and two collations (light snacks) are permitted on Fast Days. The other days of Lent are also days of Penance, except for Sundays, and the Solemnities of St Patrick, St Joseph, and the Annunciation. On days of penance, the law is fulfilled by any of the following: prayer, self denial (e.g. fasting or abstinence), or the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  All who have completed their eighteenth year and have not begun their sixtieth year are bound to fast on the prescribed days. All who have completed their fourteenth year are bound to abstain.  Each of the Faithful is obliged worthily to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept is fulfilled between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday, unless for good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.

Plenary Council Submission: it is intended that our Parish make a submission to the Plenary Council. Individual submissions should be sent to Fr Tattersall via email as soon as possible, so that a draft can be prepared for discussion. Thank you to those who have already submitted contributions!

The Newman Parish book club meets every Thursday evening at Maryvale, from 6.30 pm. New members are welcome. Contact Stephen Jury: .

Parents wishing to register their children for Sunday catechesis are asked to contact the Secretary via email: . You will then be forwarded a registration form. While the programme is being finalised, an interim catechesis is being offered at 9.30 am Sunday, in the freestanding classroom. Catechism for Adults is meeting at Maryvale at the same time of 9.30 - 10.00 am Sunday. We hope to transfer adult catechism to the school early in March.

March diary for Newman Parish groups: Sodality of St Joseph (men’s prayer group) – Saturday, 2nd March; Ladies group – Saturday, 9th March; Newman Fellowship for young adults – Saturday, 16th March. All groups meet at Maryvale, from 11.15 am.

Establishment of new community of Traditional Carmelite Nuns: as previously mentioned, the establishment of the new community is imminent. It is likely that the Pontifical Mass of establishment and blessing of the convent will be held at the Nun’s newly purchased property at Mathoura (southern part of Wilcannia Forbes Diocese, NSW) on Saturday 23rd March, at 10.30 am (TBC). Perhaps this would be a good opportunity for a Parish pilgrimage? More details will be provided soon.

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

17th February to 24th February

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (17th February)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm.
  • (Saturday 16th February – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Feria)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Feria)


  • 7.00 am
  • 5.30 pm Low Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral.
  • (Feria)


  • 7.00 am
  • (Feria)


  • 7.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • (Chair of St Peter, Ap)


  • 8.00 am
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)
  • (Saint Peter Damian, Bp, Cf, D)

    (24th February)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Sung Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at Saint Joseph’s Iona - Sunday 3rd March

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


    30th/31st March, 2019 - Liturgical Conference at St Aloysius’